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Premier talks of relieving poverty

Updated: Dec 1,2015 9:55 PM

Premier Li Keqiang issued an instruction on Dec 1 on relocation efforts aimed at alleviating poverty and improving people’s lives in poor areas, stressing that efforts should be made in both relocation and local development.

Regarding the efforts as a vital move to build a moderately prosperous society and avoid middle income trap, he stressed respects for local people’s will, arrangement of residence, health care, and education for relocated people, and the planning of industrial development in the areas where relocated people are settled.

Vice-Premier Wang Yang (2nd L) attends a video and telephone conference on the relocation of people living in the country’s poorest regions, in Beijing, Dec 1, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Wang Yang addressed a national video conference discussing nationwide relocation and poverty alleviation efforts, which was held in Beijing.

He said authorities will relocate 10 million poor people over the next five years, and help them get out of poverty. Relocation will be according to the people and infrastructure and public services of new homes will be strengthened.

People will be trained to gain employment or be supported to start their own business. Authorities will make sure relocated people get used to their new life and funds for the project are well managed.